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Overrated Tourist Attractions You Should Avoid This Summer

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Summertime vacation staples like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore are often at the top of the list for a family road trip, but you may be a little ...

The Most Popular Destinations For International Tourists

The Active Times | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

If you think there are more tourists than ever, you are right. More than one billion people now visit another country each year.

The 10 Weirdest Tourist Attractions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Marisa Lascala, CNTraveler.com An homage to Stonehenge made of classic cars. A museum devoted to instant noodles. A gnome reserve. We track down...

The Right Way to Winter in Newport, RI

John Mariani | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

It is no wonder that New England's rippling shoreline, gouged out with inlets and bays, was a sensible stop and haven for mariners and colonists from Europe to stop and settle, offering safe harbors and a seemingly bottomless supply of seafood.

6 'Tourist Traps' Worth a Visit

Travelzoo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Some spots have earned their bad reputation by charging high fees for underwhelming, overcrowded attractions. But others have cemented their status as beloved attractions, either by reinventing themselves or staying exactly the way you remember them from your childhood.

Why I Love Cheesy and Overrated Tourist Activities

Matt Kepnes | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

I think a lot of people think too deeply about travel, as if every moment on the road has to have profound impact and meaning. I've always found travelers who shun anything "cheesy" to be some of my least favorite.

You Know London, You Know Paris, But Do You Know .. ?

Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and Lond...

Home to Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, S.D., Serves Up Hospitality, History... and a Hearty Meal

Bob Richter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

Only now after standing in front of it can I say that seeing this monument in real life is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Mt. Rushmore is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience that you really have to see in person to understand.

Major Crowds For China's 'Golden Week'

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have asked managers of the country's popular tourism sites to take safety precautions during the curre...

Get Outta The Way, You're A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

If you're visiting New York City, we have some bad news: you are automatically a jerk. Tourist = jerk, you = tourist, you = jerk. Simple transitive pr...

5 Travel Letdowns And How To Avoid Them

Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

In every travel guide, you'll find a list of "must-see" attractions. And while you should definitely strive to accomplish as much as you can while tra...

Best Free Attractions in Las Vegas

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.12.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

While accommodations come cheap in Sin City, expensive attractions and overpriced shows can eat up your budget and leave you with nothing. Don't break the bank on your trip.

Ireland's 10 Best Attractions

Budget Travel | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Whether you're headed to the Emerald Isle any time soon or simply window-shopping, we've rounded up 10 of the best attractions Ireland has to offer, from natural wonders on the Atlantic coast to Dublin's literary highlights.

Europe's 10 Strangest Tourist Attractions

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Does just the thought of standing in long lines for Europe's biggest attractions this summer make you sweat? Ditch the crowds and send a chill down your spine instead by visiting Europe's 10 strangest tourist attractions.

6 Ways to Save on Kid-Friendly Attractions

MiniTime | Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

They say the best things in life are free, but the price of having fun on vacation can have a crazy way of adding up. Fortunately, here are six easy ways to save big on your next family vacation.

PHOTOS: Europe's Most Striking Cathedrals

Historvius | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Historvius

As well as serving their religious purpose, Europe's cathedrals now rank among the most popular and beautiful attractions in the world.

Teens Take Manhattan

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Tracy Shaffer

Wondering what to do with teenagers in New York City? So was I. But in my typical Virgo style I set out to take Manhattan by storm, by geographic zone, on time and on a budget.

PHOTOS: Tokyo On 10,000 Calories A Day

Jetsetter.com | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

From elite sushi temples to the most humble grilled sweet potato vendor, it's nearly impossible to have a bad meal in this city.

Crazy Horse Memorial Gets Funding

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Fundraising for the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota has hit the $5 million goal set by a philanthropist who agreed to ...

Haunted Tower Seeks Skeleton For Long Term Relationship

Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon may bill itself as the scariest attraction in England's Lancashire county and boast an elevator to Hell, a torture chamber...

PHOTOS: Iconic Tourist Attractions Then And Now

Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

Icons stay iconic for precisely as long as everyone agrees that they're icons. Eventually the "must-see" becomes the "if you have time" and soon every...

What's 'Up' In Utah: Visitors Flock To Pixar Movie House

Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel

A replica of the house from the Pixar hit "Up" is drawing thousands of visitors to a suburban Utah town. An estimated 27,000 visitors have flocked ...

World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

What is the most-visited tourist attraction in the world? And can 39.2 million people be wrong?

The Most Overrated Travel Experiences (PHOTOS)

Mark Juddery | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

When not writing troublesome books and blogs, I'm fortunate enough to be an occasional travel writer. Here are some of the most overrated things for the world traveler including the world's most overrated tourist attraction.

Discovering Greece: Thessaloniki is Cooler Than You

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Thessaloniki is far from the classic tourist fantasy of Greece: there are no nearby islands, and Delphi and Athens are far away. But it is the country's cultural capital and the epitome of cool.